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Heijokyu Ruins, Nara
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Step back in time at Heijokyu Ruins, an ancient Japanese capital from the Nara period and the first historical attraction in Japan declared a World Heritage Site. In 710, the capital, modeled on the capital of Chinese Tang Dynasty, was established around present-day Nara. Covered by rice fields for centuries, the settlement was rediscovered in the late 1990s. The palace, once the center of the city, houses the imperial residence, the hall for national ceremonies, and bureaucratic offices. The site also features two gates, a history museum, and an exhibit hall with thousands of archaeological items on display. Arrange your visit to Heijokyu Ruins and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nara using our Nara itinerary planner.
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  • The remains of heijo-Kyo is only just wide fields, but here recently are progressing little by little. And now reconstructed suzakumon is the Palace of the further restructuring plans. You can see the atmosphere of one day, the old capital.
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  • Mitsuki! Festival (heijo-Kyo Tempyo period when) the went. It is main to watch flying festivities rather than impulse. Visit the dry-run flight the day before I would be busy on the day. Is made for the first time in the field, but was surprised at the vastness of the site. Is empty, so look around near the Palace of and commentary of the SDF so is recommended. Sunny sky impulse so cool the daigokuden and fighters? For an interesting gap is felt.
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  • I guess only time will tell how great this "reconstructed palace" is going to become (hopefully on the scale of the great palaces in Seoul, South Korea that I got to a week later, well pretty sure won...  more »